Alongside our mainstream industrial packaging activities, GEM Plastics Limited custom manufactures blow moulded products for industrial and consumer applications.
Prominent amongst these projects is the innovative Mussel Float which was developed in collaboration with Irish Mussel Farmers and Bord lascaigh Mhara (The Irish Fisheries Board) for use in the cultivation and harvesting of mussels. The mussel float is both novel and useful in its functionality.
GEM Plastics Limited was granted a full European patent for this product in 2008.
The float is made in three sizes by the extrusion blow moulding process, using high-density polyethene (HDPE) giving it strength and guaranteeing a long working life. Coloured ‘Battleship Grey’ helps it blend in with its natural surrounding environment.
All materials used in the manufacture of our Mussel Float have been authorised for contact use with foodstuffs.